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Craig Barr – CPGA Head Golf Professional

Born in the land of golf, Craig moved to Port Coquitlam in 1988. He started in the golf industry in 1994 and quickly moved up in the Pro Shop while he obtained his Professional Golf Management certification from Camosun College. Craig was an active member of the National College Championship Camosun College Golf Team and NWACC All Conference Team. A member of the CPGA since 2002, Craig enjoys teaching all skill levels of golf and helping players to advance their game. 

2019 Lesson Programs 

Private Adult Lessons: 

  • 1 Lesson $65 
  • 3 Lessons $170 
  • 5 Lessons $260 

Semi-Private Adult Lessons (2 people) 

  • 1 Lesson $110 
  • 3 Lessons $280 
  • 5 Lessons $410 

Individual Junior Lessons 

  • 1 Lesson $40 
  • 3 Lessons $110 
  • 5 Lessons $170 

Semi-Private Junior Lessons 

  • 1 Lesson $60 
  • 3 Lessons $160 
  • 5 Lessons $250 

All private and semi-private lessons are 45 minutes in length. Add 5% GST to all lesson prices. 

Please call 604-465-5474 for pricing on any group or corporate instruction

Pro Tips

Putting

The biggest mistake I see while teaching a putting lesson or watching amateur golf is poor alignment.  Most golfers will line up their body to the hole and get in position before they line up the putter face.  When they finally set up the blade of the putter it is most likely pointed to the right of the target. The player will have to manipulate the putter to be positioned at the target, which will create a poor putting stroke.

Next time you’re out, try lining up your putter blade first. Make sure it is pointed directly at your target, then set up your body in a square position to your putter blade.  This will allow you to make more consistent and accurate putting strokes.

Bunker

Take an open stance, move your weight forward to the front foot and dig your feet into the sand for balance.  Keeping your legs quiet, swing the club along the line of your feet and body.  Accelerate the club through the sand about 1-2 inches behind the ball and ensure a full follow through.

The key to hitting bunker shots is to be confident and let the sand push the ball out, don’t try to hit the ball.

Please let us know if you want to know more tips, suggestions and recommendations about you play.  Come visit us today and speak to any of our staff.

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